OK, in typical blog fashion, our boy is 5 months old today so here are 5 things I love about him (Amber may have a different set of 5)
1. His perfect Ethiopian features
2. His big brown eyes
3. His big hands and feet ... could see an athlete in our future!??
4. His serious look in most of his pictures.
5. How stylin' he looks in the Ralph Lauren Polo shirt he's wearing in one of the pics.
I still gotta get pics of the nursery updates up here ... Amber's mom came down last weekend and helped sew pillows, the top of the window seat, etc, etc. I got it painted last weekend as well ... it's slowly starting to come together ... and I have a couple other posts I gotta get out ... just gotta find the time...
In any event, we have not shared what our boy's name is going to be...not that we've been hiding it or anything ... again, just haven't posted. What seemed like months before we sent our dossier in, Amber was researching names, had her girls list and boys list and would constantly bounce names off me. I let them bounce right back and would tell her that there were too many other things to get done and we would have plenty of time to discuss.
Well, we got on the waiting list and I kept procrastinating playing the game. Not that I had a good reason to not play ... I just didn't want to go down those paths until we knew if it was boy or girl ... I think that is one of the differences between guys and gals. Girls like playing that game, guys not so much. In any event, we got our referral and Amber left no options for me to get in the game. Well, on her list, she had seen names from other adopted families, names she has liked over the past few years, etc, etc. There were a couple off the boy's list I liked and I limited it to those 2. Amber already had her favorite and lucky for me, it was one of those 2. I prayed about it and came to the same consensus as her. Funny how it works that way, huh? She was ahead on me for adopting, ahead on me on knowing God was leading us to Ethiopia, ahead on me on the name ... one would think I would listen to her more. :)
We LOVE his given name too ... unfortunately, we can't share that until we're home with him (hopefully JUNE!), but we will be using that for his middle name.
Without further ado ... our first child and son's name will be...
Silas A. Lucht
I think we first heard it from the Bottomly's so we gotta give credit where credit is due. We love the name and think his middle name goes perfect with it. A little background ... Silas is a Biblical name and he was Paul's prison buddy in Acts (they sung hymns together and praised God while in there.). He was also described as a "faithful brother" by Peter. Our prayer for our Silas is that He can understand God's plan for him early in life and live every day striving towards it. I know personally what happens when you run from His plan and how much better His plan is for my life than anything I could dream up!
Silas, we love you and we are praying every day for you ... we can't wait until you are forever home!